A Salvador Dali exhibition is coming to Dubai

 

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A new exhibition celebrating the works of one of the world’s most famous artists is coming to Dubai next month.

The exhibition, titled Salvador Dali. The Memories will be held at the Conference Hall in Dubai International Financial Centre and will showcase the artist’s works for the first time in the region. One of the star attractions is the Shower of Jasmine, an oil on canvas painting which was first unveiled in 1954 and has only been visible to the public on two other occasions in its history. Its presence in Dubai will mark the third time it has been publicly available for viewing.

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According to a release, the exhibition will also house his Memories of Surrealism piece from 1971 which was the master’s interpretation of Spanish printmaker Francisco Goya’s ‘Los Caprichos’ as well as  photographs of the famous artist at work across his career.

The exhibition will open in Dubai on February 11, 2018 and run until April 22, 2018.

 

 

 

 

Salvador Dali Sunrise in Cadaques Pour Homme

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Salvador Dali launches a new fragrance for men Sunrise in Cadaques Pour Homme. Salvador Dali Sunrise in Cadaques Pour Homme is created to complete the female fragrance launched this earlier this year with the same name. Men edition comes as a woody/spicy fragrance touched by warm herbal aromas to create an intriguing elegant and classic smell.

Salvador Dali Sunrise in Cadaques Pour Homme opens with spice notes of cardamom, nutmeg and grapefruit along with Egyptian geranium, Moroccan wormwood and cedar. The base calms on a woody layer made of Haitian vetiver, amber, oakmoss and musk. Sunrise in Cadaques Pour Homme has a nice design inspired by the gorgeous landscape of Cadaquès.

Salvador Dali Sunrise in Cadaques Pour Homme is available as 50 and 100ml Eau de Toilette.

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Salvador Dali Sunrise in Cadaques

Sunrise in Cadaques

All Salvador Dali perfumes are known to be one of the most eccentric, flamboyant with unique design styles and distinctive aromas. This spring, Parfums Salvador Dali presents a new oriental/flowery fragrance for women named Sunrise in Cadaquès. Salvador Dali Sunrise in Cadaques is described to be a vibrant, enticing, fresh and daring feminine perfume – sealed in a beautifully colored massive bottle adorned with a golden cap.

Top notes: Grapefruit, Bergamot, Mandarin, Pink Peppercorn
Heart notes: Iris, Jasmine, Heliotrope
Base notes: Patchouli, Musk, Balsam of Peru

As the name of the perfume inspires, Sunrise in Cadaquès, Salvador Dalí’s hometown, awakens that romantic feelings when the sun settles down and ignites passionate feelings. Created by Vincent Ricord, it opens with sparkling fresh citrusy notes of grapefruit, bergamot, mandarin and spice pink peppercorn along with flowery accords of iris, heliotrope and jasmine. The base has quickly become a sensation thanks to its warm and entrancing woody notes of musk, patchouli, and balsam of Peru accords.

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Salvador Dali Sunrise in Cadaques is ‘the radiant scent asserts a sunny, natural and elegant femininity’. Sunrise in Cadaques by Salvador Dali is available in 30, 50 and 100ml Eau de Toilette.

Salvador Dali Fluidité du Temps Imaginaire

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Salvador Dali has launched Dali Haute Parfumerie, a new collection of five fragrances inspired by Dali’s jewelry and interpreted by perfumer Alberto Morillas. The five fragrances are Regard Scintillant de Mille Beautés, Voyage Onirique du Papillon de Vie, Calice de la Séduction Éternelle, Mélodie du Cygne de la Main and Fluidité du Temps Imaginaire.

Salvador Dali Fluidité du Temps Imaginaire

A recognizable floral-aquatic composition that opens by layers: from the futuristic to the sugar jasmine, tuberose and oily sandalwood.

 

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A favorite of the Dalinian iconography, the watch enhances the bottle and melts with voluptuous nonchalance. Alberto Morillas makes an olfactory homage to the 1949 jewelry piece ‘The persistence of memory’, created in gold and diamonds, to illustrate the fluidity of imaginary time.

Top: Tangerine, Jasmine, Orange Flower
Heart: Woods, Tuberose, Saffron
Base: Bourbon Vanilla, Sandelwood, Patchouli, Woods

Radiant and sensual, this beautiful Peridot green fragrance illustrates time in perpetual movement, slipping away in life just as a fragrance glides over the skin, in total harmony. As a sign of union between time and space, tuberose rises towards the sky and plunges its roots deep into the earth. This flower, shaped like a long feather duster with its little white bell flowers, is native to India and was brought to Europe in 1594 by a Spanish doctor. Although it can be narcotic and heady, this gracious white flower takes on a joyful and feminine character in this creation. Bergamot gives it an airy touch, while Sambac jasmine dresses it in light. More solar than ever, Indian tuberose is paired with a woody note composed of sandalwood and vanilla to which saffron adds a few leathery accents.

 

 

Sensual and languorous, this last accord gives a final touch of seduction to the trail for as long as you can remember and until the end of time.

Salvador Dali Fluidité du Temps Imaginaire is available in 100 ml Eau de Parfum.

 

 

 

Salvador Dali Melodie du Cygne de la Main

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Salvador Dali has launched Dali Haute Parfumerie, a new collection of five fragrances inspired by Dali’s jewelry and interpreted by perfumer Alberto Morillas. The five fragrances are Regard Scintillant de Mille Beautés, Voyage Onirique du Papillon de Vie, Calice de la Séduction Éternelle, Mélodie du Cygne de la Main and Fluidité du Temps Imaginaire.

Salvador Dali Melodie du Cygne de la Main

An amazing iris fragrance with doughy texture and delicate, melancholic lilac and violets

 

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Touched by the elegance of the ‘Leaf veined hand’ jewelry piece in yellow gold, emerald and ruby, dreamed up by Salvador Dalí in 1949, Alberto Morillas decided to infuse his olfactory emotion into a languid and enveloping fragrance that illustrates the metamorphosis of an individual under the emotion of a caress.

Top: Bergamot, Red Fruits, Violet leaves
Heart: Ires, Heliotrope, Orange Flower, Rose
Base: Vanilla, Cedarwood, Sandelwood, Gourmand Notes

In this hand-swan melody, like Zeus in the guise of a swan to couple with Leda, Queen of Sparta, precious iris from Florence radiates and melts into the heart of a gourmand, velvety accord. Native to Macedonia, this wonderful ingredient is an age-old perfumery treasure that adds a subtle powdery note to compositions. In this fragrance, iris prolongs notes of fresh violet leaf and delectable sun-ripened fruits. The velvety, powdery rose accord then wraps itself in irresistible and original praline, wavering between the sweetness of milk and the lushness of vanilla.

 

 

An unforgettable woody trail finally leads us into an imaginary forest of cedar and sandalwood, shrouded with powerful Indonesian patchouli, in which you will long to lose yourself for a few hours or an entire lifetime.

Salvador Dali Melodie du Cygne de la Main is available in 100 ml Eau de Parfum.

 

 

 

Salvador Dali Calice de la Séduction Éternelle

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Salvador Dali has launched Dali Haute Parfumerie, a new collection of five fragrances inspired by Dali’s jewelry and interpreted by perfumer Alberto Morillas. The five fragrances are Regard Scintillant de Mille Beautés, Voyage Onirique du Papillon de Vie, Calice de la Séduction Éternelle, Mélodie du Cygne de la Main and Fluidité du Temps Imaginaire.

Salvador Dali Calice de la Séduction Éternelle

An astringent pachouli chocolate fragrance with a classic heart from rose and ylang.

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Crowned with a sacred vase, homage to the ‘Tristan and Isolde’ jewelry piece created in 1953 by Salvador Dalí in gold, platinum, diamonds and almandine garnet, the bottle becomes the vessel of a richly contrasting and beautiful golden amber fragrance. This is an intensely scented love potion to delight all the senses. It whisks you away to the land of the Thousand and One Nights, a luxuriant and opulent invitation to foreign climes, steeped in luxury and voluptuousness.

Top: Orange, Geranium, Clary Sage, Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang, Rose
Heart: Frankincense, Cedarwood, Vertiver
Bottom: Labdanum (Rockrose), Vanilla, Patchouly

In his interpretation of Dalí’s work, Alberto Morillas chose for this unisex fragrance fresh Florida orange essence notes that naturally burst from the Dalínian chalice to lead us to the heart of a sunny floral accord of rose, jasmine and natural ylang-ylang from the Comoro Islands. A woody vibrato built around cedar wood and Haitian vetiver creates the languid base rounded out with the fullness of a beautiful amber. This majestic accord, vibrantly reminiscent of this happy and voluptuous Orient, flaunts sweet notes of vanilla, Spanish cistus labdanum and Indonesian patchouli.

 

 

Smooth and sensual, this fragrance becomes a temptation to give in to eternal seduction.

Salvador Dali Calice de la Séduction Éternelle is available in 100 ml Eau de Parfum.

 

 

 

 

 

Salvador Dali Voyage Onirique du Papillon de Vie

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Salvador Dali has launched Dali Haute Parfumerie, a new collection of five fragrances inspired by Dali’s jewelry and interpreted by perfumer Alberto Morillas. The five fragrances are Regard Scintillant de Mille Beautés, Voyage Onirique du Papillon de Vie, Calice de la Séduction Éternelle, Mélodie du Cygne de la Main and Fluidité du Temps Imaginaire.

Salvador Dali Voyage Onirique du Papillon de Vie

A bright composition with white flowers, noticeable tuberose and light citrus notes, stable over time.

 

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Delicately perched on the ‘Chalice of life’ jewelry piece, created in 1965, the butterfly decorating the bottle is an invitation by the Master Perfumer to take off on an imaginary flight in the wake of a sweet, light and evanescent fragrance. This enticing metamorphosis becomes iridescent and powdery, shimmering with rosy peach.

Top: Red Pepper, Neroli, Violet Leaves, Black Currant
Heart: Orange Flower, Tuberose, Liy of the Valley, Lily
Base: Sandelwood, White Musk, Cedarwood, Vanilla

Created by Alberto Morillas, this unisex fragrance gently unfolding its wings, this sensitive scent envelops us, only to trap us in its net. At the heart of its immaculate white flowers (Indian tuberose, lily of the valley, white lily) lie a game of chance and a promise of happiness. Meanwhile, the radiance of North African orange blossom absolute intensifies. This joyful flower is steeped in contrast: in equal parts fresh and cheerful, sensual and indulgent, poetic and endearing. It is innocent, but becomes carnal when it joins cedar wood under a veil of white musks.

 

 

 

Like the butterfly of life, in love with light, our heart and soul are won over by this brilliant and sensual trail, taking flight on a dreamlike journey.

Salvador Dali Voyage Onirique du Papillon de Vie is available in 100 ml Eau de Parfum.

 

 

 

Salvador Dali Regard Scintillant de Mille Beautés

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Salvador Dali has launched Dali Haute Parfumerie, a new collection of five fragrances inspired by Dali’s jewelry and interpreted by perfumer Alberto Morillas. The five fragrances are Regard Scintillant de Mille Beautés, Voyage Onirique du Papillon de Vie, Calice de la Séduction Éternelle, Mélodie du Cygne de la Main and Fluidité du Temps Imaginaire.

Salvador Dali Regard Scintillant de Mille Beautés

A restrained, mature rose oriental fragrance with subtle tangerine bitterness and a smooth, relaxed opening.

 

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Struck by the piercing strength of the Dalínian eye, perfumer Alberto Morillas decided to interpret it in this creation designed to tickle both the sight and spirit. ‘The eye of time’ inspires this bottle with its scintillating gaze, dazzling with endless beauty. It gives rise to an elegant and mysterious sun-kissed fragrance that diffuses the precious and unique scent of a graceful and noble Turkish rose, made captivating by the perfumer’s magic hand. South American ambrette absolute claims its majestic place at the heart of the fragrance.

Top: Turkish Rose, Tangerine, Galbanum
Heart: Frankincence, Atlas cedarwood, Ambrette Seeds
Bottom:  Musk, Patchouly, Moss

Rare and precious ambrette seeds were known as ‘musk seeds’ by royal perfumers in the 18th century, as their delicate scent also had a sensual and intimate dimension. Reserved for rare fragrances, ambrette seeds are crushed and distilled to obtain ambrette butter, a waxy solid that is then washed to yield an absolute with a floral, fruity and musky smell.

 

In a last carnal move, earth and wood come together at the base of this original fragrance to transform our vision of the world into one of permanent enchantment.

Salvador Dali Regard Scintillant de Mille Beautés is available in 100 ml Eau de Parfum.

 

 

 

 

Dalí Haute Parfumerie

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Salvador Dali fragrance collection introduces a new part of its history, Dali Haute Parfumerie. Five new fragrances continue the story of the great surrealist, inspired by his jewellery line and made by Alberto Morillas, creator of the first Dali perfume which was dedicated to the artist’s wife, Gala.

 

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Dalí Haute Parfumerie draws its inspiration from the permanent exhibition, ‘Dalí-Jewels’, to which the Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí has dedicated a museum next to the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres.

 

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The collection is extremely rare and therefore highly prized. Some of the jewelry sets that make up this exhibition are now considered as exceptional as certain paintings by Salvador Dalí. Each of the jewelry pieces is an extraordinary work of art whose shapes and materials were carefully chosen and crafted by the artist. Each one expresses his rich iconography. These 39 exceptional pieces exhilarate the fragrances with a breeze of freedom, filled with seduction, dreams and poetry.

 

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For the first five Eaux de Parfum symbols were chosen which Dali appreciated and widely used: an eye (Regard Scintillant de Mille Beautes), butterfly (Voyage Onirique du Papillon de Vie), goblet (Calice de La Seduction Eternelle),  hand (Melodie du Cygne de la Main) and the clock (Fluidite du Temps Imaginaire). Dalí Haute Parfumerie follows one of his ambitions: to create jewelry pieces that please the eye, while raising the spirits and touching the heart.

 

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Like a jewelry piece by Dalí, the fragrance takes on a completely new dimension when it touches the skin. It enhances the wearer by giving her artistic control of her life. The fragrance collection is released in Eau de Parfum concentration in bottles of 100 ml,

 

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More about these beautiful fragrances soon here on Yakymour…

 

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‘Le Bal Oriental’

Baroness Marie-Hélène de Rothschild  married her distant cousin Guy de Rothschild. Her husband and his sisters, Jacqueline and Bethsabée, grew up in the castle of Ferrières in the countryside, just outside of Paris. The Castle remained empty until 1959, after the German troops during the occupation of France in World War II.

Afterwards the newly married Rothschilds made the decision, to live at the Castle. The Interior of the large Castle was by Marie-Hélène. The Castle grew into a place where European nobility, during exuberant parties, came into contact with musicians, artists, fashion designers and movie stars from Europe and Hollywood. The hip and inventive thematic evenings they organized, both in Paris and New York, were usually to raise money for charity, were much discussed.

Baroness Marie-Hélène de Rothschild  and her husband, baron Guy de Rothschild bought the Hôtel Lambert on the island of Saint-Louis, one of Paris ‘ most prestigious homes, where they involved the upper floors. Marie-Hélène became close friends with the in the ‘ society ‘ active baron Alexis de Redé who lived on the first floor of the Hôtel Lambert and who was a regular on their parties. In recognition of her importance for the international promotion of the French culture and fashion, Marie-Hélène de Rothschild was awarded the “Legion of honor” granted.

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Baroness Marie-Hélène de Rothschild

Alexis de Redé tells in ‘Alexis, the Memoirs of the Baron de Redé’:  “The Oriental Ball in 1969 has been described as one of the most fantastic parties of the twentieth century, and as a high point in my life. I am frequently asked what the reason was for giving it, and I have to say there was no special reason. I just decided to give a ball.
The Oriental Ball made me well known in Paris, that and my occasional racing successes. it attracted a huge amount of publicity. I began to plan it in March 1969, sent out the invitations in May and the ball itself took place on 5 December”.

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Invitation ‘Le Bal Oriental’ at L’Hôtel Lambert, Paris

“There were about 400 guests at the ball. Nobody dined beforehand. The ball started at 10 o’clock and went on until about 5 in the morning”

Valerian Styx-Rybar and Jean-François Daigre

Valerian Styx-Rybar and Jean-François Daigre

“Jean-François Daigre, a discovery of Marie-Hélène’s, designed the evening. He had worked for Jacques Dupont. He had vivid imagination, but a terrible temper, and there were dreadful rows between him and Marie-Hélène. He would suddenly lose is head and shout. ‘Do it yourself,’ and then storm off. There were so many flare-ups that it became nerve-wracking but as ever, it was all right on the night. I did not have those problems working with him. Daigre transformed the Lambert into a Eastern fantasy”.

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“There were two huge white life-sized elephants made of papier maché in the courtyard. These were ornately dressed and a rider sat on top, under a golden canopy. At the bottom of the stairs, there were two Hindu musicians, a zither player in red and gold and a beauty in a turquoise sari, clinking cymbals. All the way up the staircase to the apartment, at suitable intervals, stood sixteen half-naked muscular men, hired from Paris gymnasiums, dressed as Nubian slaves, holding torches to guide the guests”.

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“At the top a figure in black tunic and long black turban announced the guests in a reverberanting voice. I greeted them as a Mogul prince, my costume designed by Pierre Cardin”.

Alexis de Redé

Alexis de Redé

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Estée Lauder’s husband complained that his Fu Manchu moustache itched all evening.

“The Lambert itself was a fantasy reminiscent of the ‘Thousand and One Nights’. All about was the scent of jasmine and myrrh. The Hercules Gallery was filled with Turks, Arabs, Russians, Chinese and Japanese. Turbans and false beards abounded”.

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Baroness Marie-Hélène and Baron Guy de Rothschild

Baroness Marie-Hélène and Baron Guy de Rothschild

“Marie-Hélène came as a Siamese dancer, Johannes von Thurn and Taxis as a Hussar, and my favourite guest was the Vicomtesse de Bonchamps, an American living in the Avenue Foch, who was born as Dale King”.

Viscountess of Bonchamps and Countess of Ribes

Viscountess of Bonchamps and Countess of Ribes

“She came as a pagoda. She Had to be brought to the ball in the back of a truck, as her costume was made out of metal. She could not sit down in the truck and she could not sit down at all until she took it off. You have to make a balance between enjoying the evening, or the impression you want to make, I am not sure she got it right”.

Serge Lifar and Patricia Lopez-Willshaw

Serge Lifar and Patricia Lopez-Willshaw

“Kenneth J. Lane, the jeweller, wore a turban of Russian sable skins, with wolf tails hanging from it and a huge cape made of Zorino skunk, trimmed with wolf. It was a warm night, so he may have suffered a bit”.

Prince Rupert zu Lowenstein and Madame Graham Mattison

Prince Rupert zu Lowenstein and Madame Graham Mattison.

“Other guests included the Prince Karin Aga Khan, his wife Begum Salimah Aga Khan and the Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan, Crown Princess Margrethe of Denmark and her husband Prince Henrik., Valerian Styx-Rybar, Jimmy Douglas, Clé-Clé de Maillé, Brigit Bardot, the Lowensteins, Salvador Dali, Amanda Lear and Bettina. One guest brought a baby panther in his arms”.

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Salvadore Dali, Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan, Amanda RearToday, fourty-six years ago, Salvador Dali, Amanda Lear and Her Highness The Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan III attend ‘Le Bal Oriental’ hosted by the Baron de Rédé and his friend the Baroness Marie-Hélène de Rothschild at the Hôtel Lambert, Paris, December 5, 1969.

Begum Om Habibeh Aga KhanThe Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan at ‘Le Bal Oriental’ (Click photo to enlarge).

Begum Om Habibeh Aga KhanThe Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan at ‘Le Bal Oriental’ (Click photo to enlarge).

Clé-Clé de Maillé came to this ball. It was her last appearance in public. The next day she went to the clinic, where she died two weeks later. She had been diagnosed with breast cancer, but did not want to have the breast removed sonce her greatest joy in life was to sunbathe naked. So instead she took chemotherapy with distressing results.

Madame Vincente-Minnelli and Madame Jean-Claude Abreu

Madame Vincente-Minnelli and Madame Jean-Claude Abreu

Brigitte Bardot was almost naked but for strings of coins and a little black chiffon, as was the recently widowed Odile Rubirosa, of whom the press wrotw, she arrived ‘all but nude, her bare bottom covered by a bit of silver chain mail (with great chinks in it) trough which Odile’s charms shone through. ‘Her costume was predictably audacious.”

“I have a wonderful memory of the evening nonetheless, and its full splendour is recorded in a vast album, bound in leather and encrusted with semi-precious stones. with watercolour images of the décor and guests by Serebriakoff.”

by Alexis de Redé in ALEXIS, the Memoirs of the Baron de Redé